To qualify for the $75 welcome bonus, you must:

1. Open a new Student Banking Advantage Plan (an “Eligible Account”) by July 31, 2022; and

2. Complete either of the following activities in your Eligible Account within 60 days of Eligible Account opening:

  • Set up and clear at least one (1) eligible automated and recurring direct deposit, such as payroll, so that it is deposited into your Eligible Account or
  • Set up and clear at least two (2) eligible recurring pre-authorized transactions♢♢ (“PATs”) for a minimum of $25 per transaction, which will recur monthly for a minimum of three (3) consecutive months.

The $75 cash bonus will be deposited directly into your new Student Banking Advantage® Plan within 6 months from account open date provided all offer conditions outlined have been met. See terms and conditions below for full details.

Student Banking Advantage® Plan

A worry-free account matched for student life

Top Features:

  • No monthly account fee4
  • Unlimited debit transactions1 and Interac e-Transfer transactions2
  • Earn rewards on debit transactions3
Special Offer

Earn a $75 welcome bonus5

Is this Chequing Account right for you? 

Right for you if you:

  • Use for everyday banking such as purchases, ABM transactions and payroll deposits
  • Are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S.

May not be right for you if you:

  • Are interested in only opening a savings account that earns interest

Account features


  • Unlimited debit transactions1

  • Unlimited Interac e-Transfer transactions2

  • Scene+TM Program3

  • Eligible for overdraft protection7

No boundaries

  • No monthly account fee

  • Free paperless or paper statements

Package fees


* Must be currently enrolled full time in a post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S. (Domestic or International students)4

Get Rewarded with Scene+

Earn points on everyday purchases with the Scene+TM program

Explore Scene+


  • 1 Scene+ point for every $5 spent on everyday purchases.3
  • 1 Scene+ point for every $1 spent at Cineplex.


  • Redeem Scene+ points for travel, shopping, entertainment, dining, banking, and more.

What you can access with every account

  • Mobile and online banking

  • Mobile cheque deposit

  • Free credit score††

  • Shop with convenient VISA Debit and Interac Flash payment options

  • Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay

Reward yourself more often with a Scene+ Student Banking Bundle

Earn $755 PLUS up to 7,500 Scene+ points when you bundle your banking.

Banking with Scotia just makes sense

  • Get your fees waived!

  • Overdraft protection

  • Earn rewards on your everyday purchases

  • Convenient branch & 4,000+ ABM locations

  • Personalized financial advice

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Scotiabank StartRight® Program6